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  1. jet set(noun)

    a set of rich and fashionable people who travel widely for pleasure

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  1. jet set(n.)

    an international group of wealthy individuals who travel frequently to international resorts. -- the group is not organized, but membership is defined solely by frequent travel for pleasure.

  2. Origin: [from jet plane, the conveyance used in their travels.]

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  1. jet set(Noun)

    A set of wealthy people who travel for pleasure

  2. jet set(Verb)

    To follow the life style of the jet set.

  3. jet set(Adjective)

    Relating to the life style of the jet set.

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  1. Jet set

    In journalism, jet set was a term for an international social group of wealthy people, organizing and participating all around the world in social activities unreachable to ordinary people. The term, which replaced "café society", came from the lifestyle of traveling from one stylish or exotic place to another via jet plane. The term jet set is attributed to Igor Cassini, a reporter for the New York Journal-American who wrote under the pen name "Cholly Knickerbocker". Although jet passenger service in the 1950s was initially marketed primarily to the rich, its introduction eventually resulted in a substantial democratization of air travel. Today, jet set no longer has literal cachet. It is often understood to refer to those who have the independent wealth and time to regularly travel widely, at will, for extended periods, for pleasure. It could also now be taken to mean those who can afford to travel in privately owned or leased aircraft.

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